[photographed opposite Balgreen, Edinburgh, Friday 14th June 2019]
The support of the BMJ Editor in Chief to address meaningfully financial conflicts of interest in medicine and science is most welcome. As an NHS doctor of 25 years I … Continue reading ‘The willingness among some . . .’
I shared the above post (and film) with the Scottish Government and I have received the following response: The Government states “in our view this was an appropriate response to … Continue reading No Sunshine for Scotland!
As I entered Stirling Central Library last night, I was invited to become a member of a “TOOL Library” My considerations of the increasingly mechanical approach to healthcare in NHS … Continue reading ‘TOOL Library’
This short film is based on a Radio Scotland interview with Professor Alison Britton who chaired the Investigative Review into the Scottish Independent Review of transvaginal mesh implants. In a … Continue reading How many more inquiries?
Last week’s Scotland on Sunday had the above image on its front page. Inside, the paper went on to share and discuss the findings of a recent poll. The Editorial … Continue reading NHS Scotland: from ‘sticking plasters’ to NASA
This was a recent statement made by a senior NHS Scotland psychiatrist who is one of the leads on quality improvement in NHS Scotland. It was said in the public … Continue reading “Blew the study leave budget on BAP Masterclasses”
In a previous post I shared a response from Audit Scotland to a FOI request that sought to clarify how much public money was going to “Quality Improvement Partners” such … Continue reading Payments from NHS Scotland to the USA
Unfortunately this question cannot be answered as the information is not publicly available, this despite the fact that public money has been going to the Institute for Healthcare Improvement since … Continue reading How much NHS Scotland money is going to ‘Quality Improvement Partners’?
A few of the words of Albert Camus, Richard Yates and Emily Fridlund:
Last week I sent an open letter to the Chair of Healthcare Improvement Scotland on Realistic Medicine in NHS Scotland. I have received this prompt reply: I am sure that … Continue reading Healthcare Improvement Scotland and Realistic Medicine
I have sent this open letter to the Chair of Healthcare Improvement Scotland and copied it to the Chief Medical Officer for Scotland: 2nd July 2018. Dear Dame Coia, Healthcare … Continue reading Open letter to Dame Denise Coia